Interesting Fact # 1289 - Drinking

According to research firm Mintel the amount of alcohol consumed per person in the UK has risen by 10% since 2000.

(However drink sales haven't changed. So, how come we're drinking more alcohol? The problem is wines and lagers are much stronger than they used to be. The alcohol content of wine is often around 13%, in the past it would have been around 11% and premium 5% lagers have become more popular.)